Friday, February 17, 2012

Make Up Your Mind

Date: Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
Time: 11:50 a.m.
Location: Manassas, VA
Short Course Yards
129 days to Olympic Trials

300 warmup

200 IM -- 25 scull/25 kick

8x100 back, :15 rest
75 swim/25 kick with at least hands out of water

8x50 breast on 1:00 -- 25 pull (2 under, 1 above)/25 double pullouts
8x25 fly swim on :35

100 easy

4x100 free descend 1-4 on 1:30 (descended to :56)
:30 seconds rest
4x100 back descend 1-4 on 1:30 (descended to 1:00)

200 easy

Total: 3,000 yards (65 minutes)

I'm covering the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association's high school championships this weekend, and glad to get in a workout between prelims and finals. (By the way, I'm very impressed with what I've seen from these kids so far.)

I spent a lot of pre-workout time trying to figure out what to do. Should I do a kicking workout, which is what I would have done if I were in Phoenix? Should I do a sprint/lactate workout, as I do on Sundays? Should I just do a basic aerobic workout to get the kinks out?

I didn't make up my mind until I finished the first 500 yards. I was going to do some prep for an IM set at the end, but again, I couldn't decide if I wanted to descend some 100 IMs or break it up. So, what you see is what I decided to do. I was pretty happy with the descending 100s. I didn't expect to be much faster than that, since the interval didn't allow for much rest.

I'll do a lactate workout tomorrow. And the best thing is the water temperature: a wonderfully cool 80 degrees, though I could feel warm water coming out of the jets.

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